US Antiwar Leader Addresses World Peace Council Regional Meeting

by Bahman Azad, published on ML Today, October 23, 2020 Remarks to the World Peace Council Regional Meeting, Cuba, October 14, 2020 Fraternal greetings to all of our comrades and friends. Thanks to MOVPAZ [Cuban Movement for Peace and Solidarity of the Peoples] and especially to Comrade Silvio Platero for organizing this Regional Meeting of the WPC. I am deeply[…]

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Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen

by Kathy Kelly, published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, October 16, 2019 Writing about his visit to the world’s largest weapons bazaar, held in London during October, Arron Merat describes reading this slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: “Strike with Creativity.” Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs, fragments of which have been found in the wreckage of schools, hospitals, and markets across[…]

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Beirut is Burning

by Andre Vltchek, published on Countercurrents, October 30, 2019 Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the “Paris of the East”, is covered in smoke. For years I was warning that the country governed by corrupt, indifferent elites, could[…]

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Imperialism and Immigration: The Elephant in the Room

Photo:2018/11/23 Ten days old Asylum Seekers arrives in Tijuana, Mexico ~Daniel Arauz by Alison Bodine, Fire This Time, November, 2018 At the beginning of October 2018 an estimated 4,000-7,000 people, the majority from the Central American country of Honduras, set off on a march North from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in search of somewhere to be safe. For some, their[…]

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Re-Centering Anti-War and Anti-Imperialism as Working Class Issues on May 1st

by Black Alliance for Peace, originally published on Black Agenda Report “We will never support U.S. imperialism in any of its adventures.” May 1st is recognized as International Workers’ Day throughout the world except in the most bourgeois of bourgeois nations — the United States. Yet, even though the capitalist oligarchy has tried to erase the day from the awareness[…]

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Growing Homelessness Alongside Luxury Towers

by Jeff Sorel, originally published on Workers World, March 10, 2018 Chicago — The goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” is embedded in the federal Housing Act of 1949.  Yet, on a single winter night in 2016, according to a federal agency count, “544,084 people experienced homelessness in the United States.” Of[…]

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His Name Was Dilwar

Photographer: Keith Harmon Snow Exhibit Name: His Name was Dilwar Location: Afghanistan Republished from: Social Documentary Network As Dr. Alfred McCoy pointed out: On 16 November 2017 the United Nations released its opium report for 2017: total crop area up from 200,000 hectares in 2016 to 328,000 hectares in 2017; the opium harvest nearly doubled since 2016 from 4,600 to[…]

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